You may be surprised to know what’s the number one cause of death in people younger than 40. It’s traumatic brain injury, and it can be caused by a car accident, a fall or a hit to the head.
Minnesota State University – Mankato will host a fundraising benefit for former football player Isaac Kolstad. Kolstad suffered severe head trauma earlier this month after allegedly being punched, hitting his head on pavement and then being kicked in the head. The incident took place in downtown Mankato shortly after the bars closed.
Last fall, a driver hit 22-year-old Bekka Peterson and a friend as they got out of a taxi on Grand Avenue, not far from the University of St. Thomas. When Bekka’s parents arrived at the hospital, the sight of their daughter was overwhelming. “They told us to prepare for her to most likely be in a vegetative state, to decide how long to leave her in that state, what was best for her and the family,” said Bekka’s mother, Susan.
A 29-year-old Farmington man has been accused of violently shaking a 5-month-old child in late January, according to the Dakota County Attorney’s Office.
Surgeons had to remove part of Luke Nelson’s skull earlier this month to ease swelling on his brain. The 16-year-old linebacker for Dassel-Cokato was hurt during a tackle, but stayed in the game until he collapsed.
From 2006 to 2007 Mike Simon served in Iraq. His life changed forever when he was hit by a rocket propelled grenade, suffering a major head injury. After the blast, Mike’s wife Marno noticed a change in her husband. “He was able to call home once a week for about twenty minutes, started making really odd comments,” Marno said.
Toni Scribner is at her best first thing in the morning. It’s when she walks around the neighborhood, makes her own breakfast or even gets dressed –- all things she couldn’t do three months ago.
Brain injuries are the leading cause of death in children, but a St. Joseph boy is defying the odds after a brain injury he suffered when he was just 19 days old.
A Minnesota veteran who suffered a traumatic brain injury in Iraq now has a Purple Heart. In the past, this type of injury would not have qualified him for that honor but things have changed.
For the first time, a Twin Cities hockey coach is talking about a frightening fall that he says nearly killed him. Now, he hopes his experience will serve as a lesson for all coaches.
During the winter, there’s no question snow can be treacherous. But sometimes ice is the really scary stuff.
Police want to know who stole hundreds of dollars from the survivor of a brain injury. A benefit had just finished in her honor when the crime happened Saturday night.
After 26 years, a woman who survived a traumatic brain injury had the chance to meet the doctor who saved her life Wednesday morning, announced the Hennepin County Medical Center.
Jury selection has begun in Hastings in the case of Tylar Hokanson the step father accused of killing 17 month old Nicholas Miller in June 2009.